Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Benedicta Tu in Mulieribus

Eric Gill (1882‑1940)
Jesus Meets His Mother 1915
Marble sculpture with gold
5`8" x 5`8"
Westminster Cathedral, London

Eric Gill (1882‑1940)
Jesus Meets His Mother 1917
Wood engraving on paper
54 x 54 mm
Tate Britain, London

Christ bearing his cross on the Way to Calvary with the Virgin Mary, his mother, kneeling before him
The words from the Hail  Mary are inscribed in a prominent place

 “Mary is blessed among women, for with the dignity of virginity she has enjoyed the grace to be parent to a son who is God” (St Bede the Venerable , Hom I, 3: CCL 122, 16).

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